The Personal Leadership Difference (Virtual)

When:  Sep 27, 2022 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Houston Chapter
Join us virtually on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 pm for our September Chapter meeting. We are delighted to have Bud Kulesza, CMA, CFM and IMA Former Chair as our featured speaker for the evening.  The topic is, "The Personal Leadership Difference." 


The personal leadership difference is the difference between success and mediocrity. This interactive workshop will explore the personal use of leadership to move you, your career, and life forward. While most leadership presentations focus on how to influence and motivate others this presentation focuses on YOU!  In order to be able to lead others you must first be able to lead yourself down the path for success and happiness on the job and in your personal life.


Learning Objectives:         

After the session attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify basic leadership concepts which comprise the “Personal Leadership Difference” that shape our lives as well as our careers.
  2. Increase their understanding of how to incorporate these concepts into their leadership development in a meaningful way to improve their own personal leadership skills.
  3. Demonstrate how to use personal leadership skills to differentiate themselves from their peers and advance their careers.
CPE: 1.5 hrs (ICMA)
Level:  Basic, Intermediate
Field: Personal Development
Advanced Preparation: None
Prerequisites: None

To Register: 

Registration is mandatory to participate. To ensure accurate CPE reporting, please provide your correct IMA member number as listed in your IMA membership profile. Your first and last name should also be as per your IMA profile. If any details are incorrect this could delay your CPE credits being reported to your transcript and error with your certificate of attendance.

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About the Speaker:
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Bud Kulesza is truly "The Man of Many Hats".  Bud is a highly accomplished business professional with outstanding multinational, multi industry experience whose financial expertise, combined with business acumen and leadership skills have led to his success as a CFO of ITT Automotive, a multibillion-dollar global company and Chairman of ITT Industries Canada. He has also taught Managerial Accounting in the Executive MBA Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Bud is a respected leader of the accounting profession as a former Chair of the Institute of Management Accountants, a global accounting association of more than 140,000 members.  Bud brings a wealth of knowledge and an entertaining high energy style to all his endeavors. From the boardroom to the podium from the shop floor to the classroom, his direct approach to addressing issues combining knowledge, experience and humor make an impact that is not soon forgotten. 

Bud is featured in the book “Leadership, Helping Others to Succeed”, interviews with America’s top leadership experts. He was named by Accounting Today as one of the top 100 most influential persons in Accounting. Bud is the recipient of the 2018 IMA Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.  He has numerous publications in accounting journals including Strategic Finance,, Management Accounting, Cost Management and the Journal of Accountancy and has been interviewed on Money Radio and CNBC's Money Wheel.  Bud coauthored "100 Years and Counting - A History of the Institute of Management Accountants". Bud is featured in the book “Leadership, Helping Others to Succeed”, interviews with America’s top leadership experts. He is a frequent presenter on webinars and conferences and conventions around the world on a variety of topics including the World Congress of Accounting.

Bud served in the US Army from 1964-1967. He actively supports many educational and not for profit projects and has served on the board of numerous academic and civic organizations. Bud is a life member of the Global Board of Directors of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and a member of the Financial Executives Institute (FEI).  Bud is a CMA and a CFM and earned an associate degree in Accounting from Middlesex County Community College and his bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Rider University. He currently resides in Galveston, Texas.


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